After School Enrichment Classes

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Winter/Spring 2014

These classes give children ages 3-5 a chance to explore music, Hebrew language, Jewish holidays, and nature after preschool dismissal. Both children enrolled in JCP preschool, as well as those from other schools, participate in these programs.

Adult accompaniment is not required for the following programs:

Jewish Holiday Workshops
Fun, educational, and experiential hands-on workshops to explore the Jewish holidays.

Hanukkah: December 4th
Tu B’Shvat: January 15th
Purim: March 12th
Passover: April 9th
Yom Ha’atzmaut: May 7th

For: Children ages 3 – 5 years
Time: Various Wednesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost: $40 per workshop, $160 for the series (includes discount of one free workshop)

The Gourmet Grandparent - New!

Calling all JCP grandparents! Join your grandchild in preparing delicious dishes for an afternoon of fun. Sign up for one session or the series of three for the opportunity to share cooking and conversation with your grandchild at JCP.

For: Children ages 3 – 6 years
Time: Various Thursdays, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dates: March 6, April 10, May 8
Location: JCP, 146 Duane Street
Cost: $40 per session, $100 for the series

Play, Create, Integrate!
Children will develop critical social skills including effective turn-taking, flexibility, reading social cues, and conflict resolution. The class will support creative play and teach children to navigate social situations in a structured, fun, and warm environment.

For: Older threes – five years
Dates: Mondays, 1/6 – 5/19
Does Not Meet: 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Cost: $640
**Students in the Sun Room, Rainbow Room, and Yellow Room will be escorted by ECC staff.

For: Older threes – five years
Dates: Thursdays, 1/9 – 5/29
Does Not Meet: 2/20, 4/17
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 PM
Cost: $760
**Students in the Sun Room, Rainbow Room, and Yellow Room will be escorted by ECC staff.

Hebrew Immersion for Preschoolers
Using games, songs, stories and activities, children will learn beginning level Hebrew vocabulary and conversation. This class is taught by Iris Yishaya, a native Hebrew speaker and experienced teacher.

For: Children 4 – 5 years
Dates: Tuesdays, 1/7 – 5/27
Does Not Meet: 1/21, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22

Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Cost: $680

Let’s Explore Science
Using games, stories and hands-on classroom science demonstrations, children will learn the basics of scientific exploration. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and explore the world around them.

For: Children 3 – 5 years
Dates: Wednesdays, 1/8-5/28

Does Not Meet: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 4/23
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Cost: $680

Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch is a weekly class that will provide your children with the opportunity to experience an extended day. They will enjoy a lunch brought from home, hear a story, and participate in an art, science, or movement activity focused on health and nutrition. Children will learn self-help skills and have the opportunity to socialize during a meal. This program is only open to currently enrolled ECC students in the Tree, Green, and Leaf classrooms.

For: Children 3 – 4 years
Dates: Mondays, 1/6 - 5/19

Does Not Meet: 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21
Time: 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $640

For any questions regarding registration contact Rachel Smith at or call 212-334-3533.

Please also see our My Grown-up and Me classes for younger siblings, and our Parenting Center Workshops and Early Seeds programs for adults- perfect for families in My Grown-Up and Me programs.


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